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By Jay Sekulow1314636557000

At a time when family and friends will gather at Ground Zero to commemorate the loss of thousands murdered in the nation's worst terrorist attack, the remembrance likely will be even more painful for many.


Mayor Bloomberg says the city will not permit clergy - any clergy - to participate at the 10th anniversary of 9/11. No public prayer. Period. From the Mayor: "Everybody would like to participate, but the fact is that everyone cannot participate."

Why ban clergy and religious leaders from participating in such an important event? This is absolutely ridiculous and offensive to the thousands of Americans who find comfort and solace in prayer. For many, 9/11 is not a distant memory. It's still very real - they face day-to-day struggles to cope with the loss of loved ones.

There's been an overwhelming reaction of anger and disappointment to the Mayor's decision. Former Deputy Mayor, Rudy Washington, who was at Ground Zero on 2001, simply put it: "I just find it offensive."

This decision by Mayor Bloomberg is wrong and should be reversed. That's why we're mobilizing thousands of Americans to send a message to Mayor Bloomberg - prayer is an integral part of the tragedy of 9/11. Please reconsider and permit clergy to take part in this most solemn event.

Sign on to our letter to Mayor Bloomberg now. Add your name here.

Tennessee Reviews Its Curriculum

By ACLJ.org1462899847838

Islamic indoctrination of children in public schools is a concern for parents across the country. As we previously reported , educators have been presenting fundamental Islamic beliefs as facts to students. Across the nation, students have been forced to recite the Five Pillars of Islam, make...

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True or False?

By Carly F. Gammill1450370357057

Whatever happened to the days of “reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic”? The days when students and parents could expect that educators would teach the preparatory skills necessary for college and life as a productive citizen without feeling the need to inject their own agendas into the instruction?

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Indoctrination in Our Public Schools?

By Jay Sekulow1442240764028

What if your child or grandchild’s public school forced them to write out the Shahada – the Islamic conversion creed – while ” having skipped Christianity ”? What if your child’s study guide had a section called “Origins of Islam” that included statements such as, “Around the age of 40, the angel...

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Victory: Establishment Clause Rejected

By Laura Hernandez1434052717801

Today, the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit unanimously held that a Tennessee Public School District did not violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment when it contracted with a Christian school for its "alternative school." Faced with a severe budgetary shortfall, the Jefferson...

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